The Garden of Unearthly Delights
17th of February 2017
Djuki Mala, also known as the Chooky Dancers won the best dance in the Adelaide fringe in 2015, this isn’t just an indigenous dance show, but also an educational show.
Djuki Mala show use traditional and modern dance to educate and tell the story of The Chooky Dancers. Showcasing traditional indigenous dance in a globally modern context to entertain the crowd. The dancers use humor to make incredibly funny reenactments of Bollywood, Disco, Contemporary and many other forms of modern dance to bring cultural awareness to the audience. They show talks about how the group came about with ‘Big Frank’ as an ambassador for health among the youth of the indigenous people, and how his death sparked the rendition of the Greek Zorba that led to being a YouTube hit in 2007.
This was an absolutely incredible story interpreted through dance, with incredible passion and energy given from the dancers. This is defiantly a show to go watch during the 2017 Adelaide Fringe season.
Words by Millie Campion